Today's Features

  • Christmas is coming a little early at Jacksboro Elementary School (JES) this year.  

    The school is holding its first Christmas tree forest and silent auction.

    The public is invited to stroll through the Christmas tree forest and place bids on decorated trees, according to Jacksboro Elementary Principal Lynn Ray.  


      By CHARLOTTE UNDERWOOD charlotte@lafollettepress.com  

    Thanks to the efforts of a church in Caryville, those within the county struggling to make ends meet will at least be guaranteed a hot Thanksgiving meal this year.

  • After 46 years in the baking profession, Ralph Doyle thought he was ready to throw in his oven mitts and retire.

     But his daughter had other ideas.

    “I’ve always wanted him to teach me and open up a shop together,” said Doyle’s daughter April Valeski.

    Valeski and her husband recently moved to Campbell County from Nashville.  Doyle moved to the county around two weeks ago from South Dakota where his former donut shop was located.

    After selling his shop two years ago, Doyle said he thought he was retired.

  • By NATASHA LAFAYETTE natasha@lafollettepress.com  

    Over 60 people gathered in the main lobby of St. Mary’s Hospital on Monday offering praise for Dr. Burgin Wood, who celebrated 50 years of service at St. Mary’s.

    CEO of St. Mary’s Alan Watson gave an introduction at the surprise reception.

    “You have proved to me that your heart is with the patient,” Watson said warmly to Wood. “It is a privilege to call you a friend and colleague.”



    The American Legion Honor Guard celebrated Veterans Day early with Jellico Elementary and Elk Valley School on Saturday morning.

    Post 154 met with Jellico Elementary students at 9 a.m. and with Elk Valley at 12 a.m. The presentation was in honor of the nations veterans.